HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 cc1891-2
7. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the Committee appointed to study the position of the Masarwa, or Bushmen, in South Africa has yet reported; and whether the report will be made available to Members of the House?

Sir T. Inskip

I assume the hon. Gentleman refers to the Standing Committee composed of representatives of the Inter-University Committee of South Africa and of the Administrations of the Union and the High Commission Territories. So far as I am aware, the Committee has not yet made a report. If, however, one is published I shall be happy to arrange for copies to be placed in the Library of the House.

Mr. Harvey

Am I right in assuming that that is the committee to which the right hon. Gentleman's predecessor referred in an announcement on 10th November, in reply to a question by me on the subject.

Sir T. Inskip

I do not bear in mind the answer to which the hon. Member refers, but I have no doubt it is the same informal committee.